National Institute of Fashion Technology, Shillong

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National Institute of Fashion Technology,
NIFT, Shillong
Established 2008
Type Education and research institution
Director Prof. Bibekananda Banerjee

Fashion Design,Fashion & Lifestyle Accessories postgrad = Master of Fashion Management

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Location Shillong, Meghalaya, India
Campus Urban
Website NIFT Shillong Home Page

NIFT, Shillong is the first center established in north east India, by the design institute, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Ministry of Textiles in 2008.

Academic and Departments[edit]

NIFT Shillong offers three courses - Fashion Design (FD) Accessory Design (F&LA) and Master of Fashion Management (MFM)

With labs including Leather Lab, Workshops and Garment Construction Labs, the temporary campus of NIFT, Shillong is situated in the Pasteur Hills, Lawmali, Polo.

The permanent campus is being built in Umsawli, New Shillong. It affiliates with the government of Meghalaya and the Meghalaya Handloom and Handicrafts Development Corporation(MHHDC) on projects associated with handlooms and handicrafts.

Achievements by the center include the Craft Cluster Initiative, where students (2010-2014) from the Fashion Design Department went to uplift the crafts of Eri Silk in the Ri-Bhoi district and Students of Accessory Design Department went to Kenmynsaw, Syntein to uplift the craft of cane and bamboo weaving and also to Tyrshang, to bring exposure to hand thrown pottery.